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A Cultural Arts and Equity Hip-Hop Series event
Aisha Fukushima is a performance lecturer, justice strategist, singer/songwriter and raptivist (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism, a hip-hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents, amplifying universal efforts for freedom and justice. As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture and links themes such as hip-hop, global citizenship, empowerment, feminism and cultural activism through storytelling as well as live musical performance.
Fukushima’s RAPtivism work has been featured on Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror and HYPE, South Africa’s number one hip-hop magazine. Fukushima, a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman, has performed worldwide. Her tour highlights include performing for audiences of more than 20,000 people in Nepal, speaking with the president of Estonia about the power of music to create change and sharing stages with Bernie Sanders, Emory Douglas (Black Panthers), KRS-One, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, The Isley Brothers and M1 (Dead Prez).